10 tips: how to take care of the comfort of sleeping in a tent
Sleeping in a tent is often associated with discomfort or freezing. However, proper preparation of the body for sleep and placing the tent in a specific area will significantly improve the comfort of sleeping under the tent. Especially for you, we have prepared 10 tips on how to ensure comfort during "sleeping in the wild".
Determine where the west is and set the tent in such a place that the rising sun heats the tent early in the morning. Use this rule only on a cold night. However, if the night is warm, be sure to pitch a tent near a tree or by a hill. Thanks to this, you will protect the tent from the morning sun
Remember to attach the cables, especially in areas not exposed to wind. Links can often save a tent from being carried away by the wind.
Go to bed to make your sleeping bag warmed up. The sleeping bag keeps the body warm, if you go to bed with your body cool, in the morning you will wake up cold. Therefore, before lying down, make a few jumps or rompers to warm up the body. Remember to protect your body against sweating. If you feel sweat droplets appear, stop jumping.
Eat something warm or a snack before bed, which will gradually digest in the stomach (the digestive process provides internal heating). Use this trick only if you are sure that the night will be very cold.
Always have a hydrated body. Keep your body at the right level of hydration to keep warm. The amount of water you drink 1-2 hours before bedtime determines how quickly you will lose heat. If you get up early, drink a lot of water - in this way you will get a natural alarm clock;) Remember, if nature calls at night, get up and do not ignore the needs - holding will start the process of chilling the body.
Remember to keep your mouth and nose uncovered. By covering your face with a sleeping bag, you increase the likelihood of getting it wet in one place. The air you breathe out will start to condense, which will cause the material to soak, which will eventually lose heat. If it is very cold, use a sleeping bag with a hood or a thermal collar, or breathe through a scarf made of a breathable and insulating material, e.g. Merino wool.
Put on your hat and socks. Due to the greater sensitivity of the head and feet to temperature fluctuations, heat loss is more pronounced in these places. Therefore, when we put the hat on a dry head and socks on dry feet, we are sure that the body heat will last longer.
Equip yourself with a good mat / foam pad. Comfortable sleep also means ensuring proper insulation from the ground.
Use heaters or hot water bottles. If you are a cold man, you should get some additional accessories that will increase the temperature inside the sleeping bag.
Shake off the sleeping bag several times. Regardless of the filling used, the compressed sleeping bag must be shaken off to evenly distribute the insulation, supplying air to the interior.
Author: Joanna Rassmus